Eric Zorn, columnist for The Chicago Tribune, calls our attention to an alarming trend in the music world: early-onset puberty.
Documentarian Morgan (Supersize Me) Spurlock leaves us with a quick joke. His new CNN series, “Inside Man,” premieres Sunday, June 23.
Other Music in this week's show: The Sea & Cake - "The Argument" Aphex Twin - "Boy/Girl Song" Tipsy - "Liquordelic" George Bizet - "Caprice No. 2 in C major" Cotton Jones - "Somehow to Keep it Going" Sonny and the Sunsets - "Death Cream" Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "How Long do I have to Wait?" Rogue Wave - "Figured It Out" Aphex Twin - "Polynomial-C" Jurgen Kneiper - "Urstromtal (The Glacial Valley)" Nat King Cole - "Adelita" Natalie Cole - "FRENESI" Nat King Cole - "Acercate Mas" Brooklyn Funk Essentials - "The Acid Jazz Test" Adeem - "Keep Em Safe" Coldplay - "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face" David Lynch and Lykke Li - "I'm Waiting Here"
While he is best-known for creating Twin Peaks and films like Blue Velvet, all-around creative David Lynch has a new project on the horizon: his second album, The Big Dream. The record, coming out July 15, is a collection of songs he has written (and one Bob Dylan cover) - and some versions will include this special bonus collaboration with Swedish pop darling Lykke Li.
Ralph Nader has made such a career of telling people what to do that his newest book is titled Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns. The consumer advocate, frequent political candidate, commentator, and font of forthrightness gives tips on moderating political discussion, finding the best burger in Washington, DC, staying perky, and, when all else fails, sauntering over to Warren Buffet’s house.
Filmmaker Jason Wise follows the process of preparing for the insanely difficult examination required to become a certified Master Sommelier in his new documentary SOMM (in select theaters, and on iTunes). He tells us how making the film taught him about the seriousness and non-BS-ness, of becoming a true “wine surgeon.”
Curtis Sittenfeld's new novel Sisterland lands back on bookshelves this week which follows a pair of twin sisters with psychic powers. She chats with us about staged spontaneity, not satirizing parenthood, and writing fiction that she actually makes up.
Frontman Zach "Rogue" Swartz plays DJ for what he promises it will be lovely dinner party - as long as you pace yourself and enjoy, flaws and all.
Christopher Latham Sholes’ “literary piano” led to the 1868 invention of the typewriter - and, along with it, the QWERTY keyboard layout. Learn about some of the quirks of Sholes’ device, and then try to type the alphabet while drinking this cocktail.
John Spong, senior editor of Texas Monthly, tells us some shocking statistics about fatal lightning strikes and the hobbies that attract them.